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are correct. g jim rosenfield watched it firgs. steve? >> reporter: the pressure was on mitt romney who needed a turn around. president obama came into debate ahead. with an estimated 60 million americans watching, moderator jim layrer asked can you put more people to work? romney would cut taxes and regulations on small business. >> my priority is jobs. so what i do is i bring down the tax rates. >> governor romney's proposal calls for a $5 trillion tax cut. the average middle class family with children would pay about $2,000 more. it is not possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect individuals to avoid either raising the deficit or burdening the middle class. it's math. >> reporter: on medicare and social security,one agreement. >> neither the president nor are are i are proposing any changes. >> aarp has said that your plan would weaken medicare, substantially. >> romney fired back a a major debate moment that the president weakened the economy by his focus on health care. >> i don't know how the president could have come into office facing rising unploimt an
with more on this story. >> reporter: jim, wendy, he helped turn penn state into a defensive power house. tomorrow, jerry sandusky is going to be sentenced to prison for anywhere from 10 years to 400 years in prison. >> tuesday, october 9th, 2012 will be a day of vindication for the 10 victims of jerry sandusky's sexual abuse. convicted of 45 counts. sandusky implies it was a conspiracy. >> a young man who was dramatic, a veteran accuser and always sought attention started everything. in my heart, i know i did not do these alleged, disgusting acts. my wife has been my only sex partner and that was after marriage. our love continues. >> reporter: at least six of sandusky's victims are expected to get emotional statements, possibly swaying the judge to lock up the convicted child molester for a lifetime. >> i ask for the strength to handle efrgd and the willingness obl to only to surrender to god. >> reporter: sandusky could be 78 when released from prison or die there. sandusky never testified before. he says his client has been preparing what he likely will say tomorrow. >> i believe, i
thinks that's a good idea. >> hey, jim. a lot of city officials were probably hoping that this weekend they would start seeing the cash to start flowing in. but it looks like it's going to be more of a soft open this weekend. >>> this columbus day weekend will be the first run of a new licy that allows 42 bars and restaurants in the district to keep the drinks flowing until 4:00 a.m. on holidays. the extended hours will only take place before federal and district holidays. lima lounge is already open until 3:00 a.m. on weekends but has to stop serving alcohol at 2:00. people coming out at 1:00, 2:00 in the morning, it's not that much longer. >> they won't be going until 4:00 a.m. this time around. >> columbus day is a less of a holiday. that was the consensus for most of the places we stopped by tonight. this will help d.c. compete with other major cities. >> it's been a sleepy town. so anything to maybe spice up the night life, i think it helps businesses, so i think it's a good thing. >> but metro is not in on this deal. it's not going to stay open later on these holidays. >> bad ide
at the university of denver in denver, colorado. i'm jim lehrer, anchor of the pbs news hour on your local public broadcasting station. thank you
, and a little bit of a warm-up, too. all of that coming up. jim? >> thank you, chuck. >>> a developing story in bladensburg tonight. a man recovering after being shot by police. officers were called to the 3500 block of 55th avenue after a woman reported being threatened. police arrived, spoke with her. not long after that an officer says a man with a knife approached him outside. >> the officer confronted the suspect, gave him several verbal commands and ordered him to drop the knife. the suspect refused to comply with those orders. and in fact advanced on the officer. the officer, fearing for his life, fired his issued firearm and struck the suspect. >> police say that man is expected to survive, is in stable condition right now at a local hospital. >>> talk about a shock. an alexandria man wakes up to find a dead body on his doorstep. police were called to the 5400 block of broodmoor street early this morning with a report of a disturbance. 30-year-old mark earl ives was found dead outside a home there. police are only say he had trauma to his upper body. there have been no arrests, but t
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